Flickering monitor screen in Chrome Browser

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Old 03-20-19, 06:20 PM
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Question Flickering monitor screen in Chrome Browser

For the past couple of weeks, I've been getting a screen flicker every few seconds. I've narrowed it down to m Chrome Browser. I have my wife use I.E. for her computer work, and it doesn't do it when she's using it. I have reinstalled Chrome several times. Here's what I have in my CPU.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8174 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (856 GB Free); E: 0 GB (0 GB Free); F: 698 GB (377 GB Free); L: 2794 GB (1224 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Any help will greatly be appreciated...
 
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Old 03-20-19, 06:58 PM
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Four drives.

Pretty strange problem to be caused by a browser. My first thought is an interaction with the graphics card . Possibly a hardware acceleration problem.

Go into Chrome settings and try disabling hardware acceleration and see if that stops it.
 
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I would think of replacing your graphics card. Your GeForce 8400GS is 13 year old technology (released in November 2006). I had a somewhat related problem where street view in Google Maps would not render properly. I could never find any software fix but replacing my 8 year old card with a more modern one solved the problem.
 
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Old 03-21-19, 12:44 PM
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Thanks, I'll check about a new graphics card. This one was in my old CPU, and when it went south on me, my GURU put it in this Lenovo saying it would be better than the one on the motherboard.
 
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I got a mid level graphics card in the $50-75 range and it works well.
 
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Originally Posted by PJmax

Pretty strange problem to be caused by a browser. My first thought is an interaction with the graphics card . Possibly a hardware acceleration problem.
The Window 10 1809 update does have problems with old video cards.
That update caused two "glitch" squares in the corners of one of my dual monitors; where you close a window, and the top-right and bottom right image remains visible.
 

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